There’s nothing ordinary about the cocktails at Pacific Hideaway in the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach.
Each playful libation created by lead bartender Casey Lyons doubles as an Instagramable moment.
He conjured up the Dazed and Confused, a pineapple rum cocktail splashed with lime and ginger syrup.
Lyons shakes the cocktail vigorously before pouring it into a clear skull-shaped glass.
“It’s a Miley Cyrus nightmare,” he jests.
Lyons, who previously cultivated the innovative bar program at Social in Costa Mesa, admits to drawing inspiration from pop culture and cinema for the beverages he serves at Pacific Hideaway.
Pacific Hideway’s bar was designed to exude a laid-back, surfers’ watering hole.
It’s also a cool place for Lyons to play out his liquid daydreams.